Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weddings, Wedding Showers and Birthdays

Those of us who live in Texas just know that the best time to have an outdoor wedding around here is early spring, or late fall. This is pretty much the only time that it isn't sweltering hot (but no guarantees) or way too cold (less frequently an issue).

I love this green hydrangea cake that I did this weekend. It's just perfect for an outdoor wedding-light blue polka dots, ornamented with fresh, green hydrangeas. I also love the monogram on the front, which I piped with royal icing. Overall, I think they cake is both whimsical and elegant.

Also this week, I made a Gift Box Wedding Shower Cake. This was kind of funny, because the person who ordered it had such a familiar name, and I just couldn't place it. It turned out that she is a neighbor of mine, whose son is also named Nathaniel! What a teeny world we live in!

I piped with scrolls in black buttercream. The bow is fondant mixed with Tylose, and I also dusted it and the peals with Super Pearl to give it an extra sheen. Also, I tried something new this week by making my own fondant. Let me tell you that it tasted amazing, and I think it is something I will continue to do.

Last week, I made a miniature, 2 tiered topsy turvy zebra print cake. It was teeny tiny, but somehow that adds to the cuteness.
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